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Old 05-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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What is in your tool box?

I am in the process of buying my first Jeep and like any good Jeep owner I want to be prepared for anything.

If you have an onboard tool box, which I am sure must of you do, what do you have inside it? and why?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-13-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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Starting with the absolute basics: Phillips and flat head screwdriver, duct tape, wd-40, cheap adjustable wrench, quart of oil, quart of power steering fluid, can of brake fluid, set of fuses (I keep those in the dash with some extra bulbs), a small fire extinguisher ...

I also keep some glow sticks, a small flashlight, some ultra absorbent towels, cheap shop rags, and a hi-lift jack mounted to the back bumper.

Most of those are self explanatory. I'm sure other guys can add some more hard core items, but those should be among your MUST items.

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Old 05-14-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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BFH, flashlight.

If I can't fix it with a hammer, I quit.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:48 AM   #4
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Jumper cables, vise grips, flash light WITHOUT the batteries in it. Just a pack of batteries ready to go. Universal driver that takes flathead, phillips, sockets, torqs, etc. A set of large torq drivers I purchased at Advance Auto. These work ok sometimes for tightening up loose bolts and a few on the Jeeps are of the large torq size.Pliers, both needle nose a slot for cutting wires and standard pliers like channel locks. Adjustable wrench. A good flat head screwdriver and phillips screw driver since the universal won't always fit or work right.

fuses and bulbs, same thing, just throw those in the glove box.

Extra battery terminal in there also. I keep a battery cleaner in the tool box though. I use Kano kroil but I keep a small can of WD40 around in the Jeep. Kroil is just too stronge of a smell, but better at lubricating and loosening.


I try and keep stuff in there for light maintenance, thinking " OK, what's the most repair I will do on the side of the road, like dead battery, bad battery connection, working in the dark, etc.... Just to get it home you know?

You can build a trailer to haul behind it with every tool a Nascar pit could ever dream of and you still would not have the right tool to fix whatever happens, that's my luck. So I try to keep it basic since room is an issue, try to handle the most common breakdowns, anything else I need it in my yard or a repair shop.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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ok, i got a basic toolbox set/kit at walmart or something.
it has
1. wrench kit
2. screwdrivers
3. hammer
4. tape measure
and other various tools (but those are the ones I can remember)

then, I added to that
1. rags (absorbant)
2. WD-40
3. my bestop top cleaners
4. dog harness and leash (to strap him into the back seat) and dog bowl
5. duct tape and electrical tape
6. jack
7. power steering fluid
8. brake fluid
9. some oil
10. minor cleaning agent
11. roadside crash kit and first aid kit (on mom's request)
12. zip-ties
13. bunjee cords
14. tie downs
15. Umbrella
16. flashlight
17. various nuts and bolts to fit in various places in the jeep
18. fuses
19. jumper cables (which i dont even need)

and i think that's about it, not sure though

and all this fits in a tool box behind my back seat with still more room for other stuff
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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Here is my list, a * means I had to use it at least once on my vehicle or another rescue.

*Duct Tape
*Electrical Tape
*Zip strips
*Jumper Cables
*30' heavy tow strap
20' heavy tow strap
*2 big strap Clevices
Fire extinguisher (mounted to rollbar)
*All types of screwdrivers
Hammers (Regular one and a *Rubber one)
*Couple cresent wrenches
*Mud boots and a rain jacket (I have to wear dress shoes to work)
*Wool Blanket (wrapped it around a shivering kid once)
Emergency road kit (flares,signs,etc...)
*12v Handheld spot light
*Good flashlight mounted to rollbar (drivers side)
*First Aid kit
*Tie Straps (4)
*Bungee cords
1 Qt. of oil
couple pieces of wire
*Small socket set

(Gas can and water can on the back hitch hauler for long trips)

Theres probably a bit more but thats all I can think of right now...
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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A GPS unit and a cell phone with AAA programed into it.

“AAA, how can I help you?”
“Yes, I broke my Jeep, and I’m sending you my coordinates. Come get me.”
“Sir, we don’t show any roads in that area. Are you sure those are correct?”
“No roads, just trails. Tell your driver that I’m 2 miles past the lightning struck tree.”
“Huh?"
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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I've got just about everything previously mentioned and

A full set if combo metric wrenches from 5MM to 24MM

Several sets of 20,000lb/30,000lb straps and one 30,000lb(30') recovery strap and (4) 3/4" shackles, with HiLift kit

A set of 24" tywraps (zipties)and 12" tywraps

Roll of bailing wire, set of lug nuts,pneumatic bead expander, set of valve stems and flat kit,Aux air compressor, 4 sets of 30' looped 3/8" rope

Full set of bayonet fuses in (glovebox)

HiLift-bottle jack-tirechocks

Probably more when I take the trailer

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A GPS unit and a cell phone with AAA programed into it.

“AAA, how can I help you?”
“Yes, I broke my Jeep, and I’m sending you my coordinates. Come get me.”
“Sir, we don’t show any roads in that area. Are you sure those are correct?”
“No roads, just trails. Tell your driver that I’m 2 miles past the lightning struck tree.”
“Huh?"
Take that AAA.
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beer koozie and mosquito spray and sun screen..you just never know....(oh and your basic tools and fluids and jumpercables) but the first three are a must!! rain gear and poncho liner (my old army stuff works well !!)
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:47 AM   #11
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Umm... in the Jeep I have two 3/4" wrenches and some duck tape.

Wrenches are for my sway bar links, and the duck tape is for next time I floor it off road and shoot my back half of my exhaust system onto a lake

(No I don't reattach it with duck tape, I tape it to the roll bar and drive home with just a header) And it sounds like a BEAST all the way home
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yes, I do have the bug spray as well... thats a must have in MI.

and a couple other "must haves" that I've gotton used to over the years are the hand held spot light and the power invertor. (Converts 12v DC to 110ac. It won't run a whole lot but it will charge phones, run a laptop or two, etc...)
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I forgot to mention myJEEP EMERGENCY light/radio/thermometer/compass

I can't find a pic

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and a couple other "must haves" that I've gotton used to over the years are the hand held spot light and the power invertor.
Nothing beats a clear night blastin' around a field with the top down spotlighting for deer.
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heck yeah!

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I ram around in a local alfalfa field. Alfalfa is to deer as catnip is to felines.
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One thing I've found to be very useful is a cheap air pump/flash light from WalMart. I don't carry it around as much as I should, but it has come in handy so I keep one in my wifes automobile. sometimes it's better to pump it up and get it home than to try and change a flat on the side of the road. especially with larger tires. I keep an SUV jack behind my seat but it takes up too much room. I need to get something smaller but with the reach for changing larger tires. the stock jack just doesn't cut it.
One thing I've been thinking of lately is trying utilize the limited space I have in my Jeep. There is tons of stuff I need but nowhere to place it.

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